Professor of Earth & Environment Ranga Myneni co-authored a study that shows significant greening of a quarter to one-half of the Earth’s vegetated lands due to increased CO2 fertilization.
BU’s Center for the Study of Asia (BUCSA) has launched an innovative new major in Asian Studies. The new major provides a broad, interdisciplinary, and comparative perspective on how Asian peoples, nations, states, regions, and diasporas have developed. Unlike the East Asian Studies major, which is being phased out, Asian Studies encompasses South and Southeast Asia in addition to East Asia.
The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies is pleased to announce that Russian-Israeli composer Matti Kovler will serve as its first composer-in-residence this spring. During the residency, Dr. Kovler will work on a new opera, collaborate with students, and direct two performances on campus.
Internationally acclaimed Russian poet Vera Pavlova visited campus during the fall semester to work with students on creative writing in Russian. Her work has been translated into twenty-three languages, and Pavlova is the author of eighteen poetry collections.
A year after its 442 million-mile journey began, the MAVEN explorer entered Mars orbit on September 19. Three CAS professors from the Center for Space Physics have been integrally involved in the project, the first mission dedicated to studying Mars’ upper atmosphere.
More than 200 attendees and speakers from around the world came together at the Metcalf Trustee Center for BU’s first conference on Sea Level Rise and the Future of Coastal Cities.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi chose CAS Professor Farouk El-Baz as one of 16 renowned academics and experts for his advisory council.
Creative Writing Professor Ha Jin is a critically acclaimed poet, novelist, and short story writer who grew up in the chaos of China during the Cultural Revolution. In an exclusive interview, he discusses how those experiences influenced his work and career.
Biology curriculum adds class on amphibians and reptiles, including a field trip to Florida that gets students up close and personal with scaly swamp-dwellers. Watch the video!
Deborah Kelemen’s innovative approach introduced five-to-eight year-olds to the concept of natural selection using a story book, and the children showed remarkable comprehension.